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@sir I’ve been a happy customer for years. It’s very cheap, and they even have a cheaper plan available if you’re technical and don’t have to contact support with dumb questions.

@kev I recently got myself an HP M254dw which is working flawlessly on Arch

Will you refuse to install an application because of the programming language it was written with?

- Yes
- Conditionally (Yes, but only if there is no binary available and I have to install the language's build tools)
- No
- Other conditions: please specify

Boosts appreciated, because I find the "boosts appreciated" trick working for other people and I figured I'd try once

@sir as the others have said: if you left on good terms and it’s a quick answer, just do it. Otherwise, charge hourly rate.

I've added another entry to my list of reasons why you probably shouldn't use #Facebook.

Reason #11 - FB admits to circumventing GDPR.

Thanks to @fatboy for posting the original link.

The cleverest name for a computer program that I’ve seen so far is an old cd-rom writer tool: Nero burning ROM

“Just install Linux on it” is the “just change the engine of your car” of tech.

Not everyone is a mechanic, not everyone wants to be a mechanic, and, if we want a world where freedom is the norm, we must stop expecting everyone to become a mechanic.

Note: this is not because these people are too dumb to be mechanics. It’s because they’re brain surgeons and space-shuttle pilots and they have three kids and they care for a loved one and they don’t have time to also be a mechanic.

WhatsApp is next - and it's been coming for a while

Facebook is rolling messaging between WhatsApp Instagram and Facebook messenger into one.

While they claim to add end-to-end encryption (let's see about that), the silent part is about profiles, contact lists and access.

Internally, the founders of WhatsApp left over this and employees are rebelling. That tells you a lot about how user-hostile these changes will be.

Zuck wants more data. #DeleteWhatsApp.

So I have an announcement. I sent an email to my work saying that I wanted to be able to focus on my work on taking advancing the federated social web to the next level. Read: better security / abuse resistance, richer interactions, virtual worlds.

How will I be funded to do this? I don't know. I do know that the state of the political world scares me enough that I feel I have to do this. If you want to support me:

Wish me luck. More updates soon.


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